The first Major of the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit is finally here, though it isn’t going to run exactly how Valve and PGL originally planned it it out when things begin on March 27.
With two teams having to withdraw from the event, several rosters playing with stand-ins, and time for more problems to pop up, the ONE Esports Singapore Major is giving fans a lot more than just matches to watch.
PGL already had to adjust the format because both beastcoast and Na’Vi had to opt out of the Major due to COVID-19 concerns, but so far, that has not impacted the prize pool.
In total, the Major has a $500,000 prize pool and 2,700 DPC points are up for grabs, with the top team taking home $200,000 and 500 points.
The event will be split into three stages: the Wild Card round, group stage, and playoffs. Starting with the Wild Card stage, which runs March 27 to 28, three teams will move on to the group stage instead of the originally planned two.
A total of seven teams will then advance from the group stage into the playoff to fill the void left by beastcoast, who was seeded into the playoffs as the winner of the South American Regional League.
Three of those seven teams will qualify for the upper bracket, while the remaining four will be placed in the lower bracket. This means only one team that makes it into the group stage will actually be eliminated.
The playoffs, which begin on March 30, will be a standard double-elimination bracket. All matches will be a best-of-three, up until the grand finals, which will be a best-of-five.
With all of that in mind, here are the standings for the ONE Esports Singapore Major, split up between each round.
- Upper Bracket Round One
- EG vs Fnatic: EG 2-0
- IG vs Vici: IG 2-1
- TP vs Secret: Secret 2-0
- VP vs LGD: LGD 2-0
- Lower Bracket Round One
- VP vs QC: VP 2-1
- TP vs Aster: TP 2-0
- Vici vs Liquid: Vici 2-0
- Fnatic vs Neon: Neon 2-1
- Upper Bracket Round Two
- EG vs IG: EG 2-0
- Secret vs LGD: LGD 2-1
- Lower Bracket Round Two
- Vici vs Neon: 1-1
- VP vs TP: TP 2-0
- Lower Bracket Round Three
- Secret vs Neon: Secret 2-1
- IG vs. TP: TP 1-0
- Upper Bracket Finals
|1||Thunder Predator||4-2-0||10-2||Playoff Upper Bracket|
|2||PSG.LGD||3-3-0||9-3||Playoff Upper Bracket|
|3||Vici Gaming||2-4-1||8-6||Playoff Upper Bracket|
|4||Quincy Crew||2-3-2||7-7||Playoff Lower Bracket|
|5||Team Aster||1-3-3||5-9||Playoff Lower Bracket|
|6||Neon Esports||1-3-3||5-9||Playoff Lower Bracket|
|7||Team Liquid||1-3-2||5-7||Playoff Lower Bracket|
|2||Vici Gaming||3-1-1||6-2||Group Stage|
|3||Team Liquid||3-2||6-4||Group Stage|
|4||AS Monaco Gambit||3-2||6-4||Eliminated|
|T-7||Vici Gaming and Virtus.pro||$12,500||200|
|T-9||Fnatic, Team Liquid, Team Aster, Quincy Crew||N/A||N/A|
|14||AS Monaco Gambit||N/A||N/A|